John Moores 14, 1985

John Moores 14, 1985

  • Exhibition rescheduled from 1984 to 1985 owing to gallery roof repairs
  • Artists' statements and biographies become a major component of the catalogue, which is also fully illustrated for the first time
  • Purchase prize retained

Selected by:

  • Sir John Moores (Chair)
  • Michael Craig-Martin
  • Christopher Le Brun
  • John McEwen
  • Nicholas Serota


Conditions of entry:

Artists working in the UK; oil, emulsion or other accepted modern techniques, designed to hang on a wall and not project more than six inches. Each artist could submit one work, preferably new. Sculpture, kinetics, watercolours and graphic arts excluded.

Number of exhibits 52


Bruce McLean 1st prize (Purchase prize) £11,000
Stephen Buckley 2nd prize £3,000
Terry Setch 3rd prize £2,000

10 prizes of £250:
Allan Boston
Gerard de Thame
Ansel Krut
Simon Lewty
Lisa Milroy
Thérèse Oulton
Adrian Searle
Jack Shotbolt
Andrew Stahl
Christopher Stevens